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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Prestige midtown Manhattan plaintiff firm seeks bright grad to work on a mass tort litigation case. Job is permanent but will consider night time law student or graduate with law school plans in a year or so. Full benefit package offered but candidate MUST have some prior plaintiff-side experience. Solid computer and writing skills are a must. Send resume and a narrative writing sample immediately...
We have been retained to begin recruiting for an experienced legal secretary. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity for a well respected firm in the Albany area. The ideal candidate must have at least five years of experience as a Legal Secretary with background in litigation, trusts, estate planning, business law or elder law. This firm is looking for an organized and reliable profe...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Paralegal / Legal Assistant in Kissimmee, FL. Earn $14.72 to $20.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, schedule TBD. Job Description: Outbound calling including call tracking Typing and data entry Assist...
The Patent Engineering Professional will work in an innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center focused on a broad range of technologies representing the entire IBM development environment. Under the supervision of a lead U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent attorney or agent, the Patent Engineering Professional will be responsible for writing, filing, and prosecuting patent...
Description PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - RN - Surgery- 13 Week contract- $40/HR PRN We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expert...
Description PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - RN - Surgery- 13 Week contract- $40/HR PRN We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expert...
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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Secretary Bloomfield, MI; Royal Oak, MI Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Legal Secretary Bloomfield, MI; Royal Oak, MI Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details We are a growing law firm with a noble reputation in Michigan. We are looking for an experienced and talented Commercial Litigation...
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Legal Clerk job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate Legal Clerk job opening on a temporary basis. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and network at a very well-known, high-profile skincare company located in San Francisco’s Financial District, steps from BART and public transportation. The ideal candidate for the Legal Clerk job will...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for a Business Office Manager with experience in Contracts/ Paralegal for a client in Central NJ. In this position you will be responsible for preparing business/ legal communications, facilitating and tracking compliance initiatives and supporting various departments with other legal related administrative duties. If you are looking for an oppo...
Our client in the Livingston area, is searching for Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This job is available due to a vacancy in their group, and they are looking for temporary assistance while they continue their own search on a permanent level. This job is an excellent opportunity to network with a large, well-known legal group that is hiring!! Job Responsibi...
Job Description: E-Discovery Attorneys are a part of a Pittsburgh, PA-based team that conducts document reviews using various litigation software tools. In addition to responsiveness, privilege and key document reviews, e-Discovery attorneys also assist with ESI collections, privilege log preparation, special discovery projects, deposition and trial preparation. At present, we are looking for E-Di...
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Law firm seeking an experienced PARALEGAL in probate, civil litigation, and personal injury. Paralegal certificate/degree required. Applicants require a working knowledge of initiating and managing discovery, excellent writing and verbal skills, strong organization skills, the ability to work independently, mutli-task, and meet many various deadlines. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and ProDoc preferr...
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION:Receptionist/Legal Secretary REPORTS TO: Natalie Miller SUMMARY: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, answers telephones, greets and escorts clients and visitors to the conference room, receives and transmits messages and performs administrative duties as assigned. Maintains the profession...
TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK http://martekglobal.theresumator.com/apply/oCoAMg/Contract-Specialist-III.html Martek Global Services, Inc. (“Martek”) is a Professional Services company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with an additional office in Huntsville, Alabama allowing us to be strategically structured to reinforce our nationwide support services. For nearly two d...
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